Athlete storytelling, Responding to angry people

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Hockey players sit together in their jerseys on the ice. Two players raise their hands in celebration.
Wisconsin women’s hockey players celebrate their seventh national championship Monday, March 20, 2023, at the LaBahn Arena in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We talk with Wisconsin Badger football great Chris Borland about his new storytelling project for athletes and why more of them are moving away from traditional media. Then we discuss what the public loses when journalism online is kept behind paywalls.

Featured in this Show

  • Why athletes are doing their own storytelling in place of traditional media

    Former Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Chris Borland is launching his own athlete storytelling company, ByUs Media. He and his co-founder, Olivia Hancock, join us to share why they started the platform and what they’re hoping to accomplish. Then, a sports media professor joins us to explore what we gain and what when miss out on when athletes tell their own stories, instead of relying on traditional media.

  • Strategies for facing anger in other people

    A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay expert on anger talks about his new book. We get into case studies and practical advice for responding to angry people in your life.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Chris Borland Guest
  • Olivia Hancock Guest
  • Michael Mirer Guest
  • Ryan Martin Guest

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